Installations  Synapses - Forasteras 2014  [24]

Synapses - Forasteras 2014

Description: Approx. 3,000,000 Pinus Canariensis - Canary Islands Pine's fallen pine needles collected on site (13 units) - Pen & Ink on Handmade Paper Supported by Bayside City Council Billilla Historic House - Parr Studio - Artist in Residence 2013 / 2014 'Synapses - Forasteras 2014' extends my ongoing research on the complexities of multiplicity and belonging. Establishing parallelisms with Nature, the work poses questions around identity and the collective. The site specific public art installation explores the concept of belonging throughout the study of plants' anatomy at a cellular and external level. Through my ongoing use of pine needles, the work investigates the links between the individual and the group; the ties that bind us together. Being from an introduced species and leaning on each other, 300,000 fallen Canary Islands Pine - Pinus Canariensis' fallen pine needles collected on site function as a metaphor of the concept of migration, and explore the notion of human identity. The work also creates an analogy between the plasticity of the human brain, the reproduction of neurons, human cells, veins and arteries.